2020-21 School reentry plan: Instruction and Supports/supports for special education children

  • Whether services are provided in-person, remote and/or through a hybrid model, the district will address the provision of free appropriate public education consistent with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those providing special education services.  Efforts will be made to maintain health and safety protocols outlined in the plan above.  Additional PPE and/or room configurations may be made to accommodate best practices and health/safety regulations (ex: plexiglass installed for speech pathologists).
  •  In-person programming will be used to the greatest extent possible.  Staff will document all services offered and information will be communicated regularly with families including progress monitoring, and any changes in instruction based on COVID-19. 
  • Collaboration will occur between committees on preschool special education/committees on special education and program providers representing the variety of settings where students are served to ensure there is an understanding of the provision of services consistent with the recommendations on/individualized education programs, plans for monitoring and communicating student progress and commitment to sharing resources.
  • Access to the necessary accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services, and technology (including assistive technology) will be provided to meet the unique disability-related needs of students.

For information about meaningful parent engagement regarding the provision of services to a child to meet the requirements of the IDEA, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.